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B-52 AT-112 60-Watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp  

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The B-52 AT-112 60-Watt 1x12" Tube Combo amp's foundation is outstanding tone, versatility and power. Each channel - clean and overdrive - has its ow...Click To Read More About This Product

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A straight forward, all-tube powerhouse.

The B-52 AT-112 60-Watt 1x12" Tube Combo amp's foundation is outstanding tone, versatility and power. Each channel - clean and overdrive - has its own set of gain, treble, mid and bass equalization controls for maximum flexibility. The clean channel offers a broad palette of classic and modern tones. The overdrive channel features a wide range of tones ranging from bluesy grit to all out metallic shred. The contour control scoops the all important mids, effectively producing the ultimate metal tone or, when turned up, creates the warm, full bodied tones of the great classic amps. The AT-112 also features solid baltic birch construction and a two function heavy-duty footswitch.

FEATURES
  • All-tube preamp/poweramp signal path
  • Overdrive channel: gain and master controls, 3 band EQ
  • And contour.
  • Clean channel: master volume with 3-band EQ
  • Global controls: low-res (resonance) and reverb
  • Effects loop with level controls
  • Line out with level control
  • Selectable 4 / 8 / 16 ohms external speaker jacks
  • 2-position footswitch: channel select and reverb.
  • Rugged 18mm baltic birch construction
  • Detachable casters for easy transport
  • Dimensions: 22.5" (w) x 19.5" (h) x 11" (d)
  • Weight: 40lbs.
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4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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Not bad for the cash

I have been playing for over 20 years. I usually play a vintage Orange OR-80, but nuked it, and needed a new amp pronto. I checked out Mesa, Vox, Fender,...Read complete review

I have been playing for over 20 years. I usually play a vintage Orange OR-80, but nuked it, and needed a new amp pronto. I checked out Mesa, Vox, Fender, Marshall, Peavey, Diezel, you name it. I have played the "modelling" amps and felt they were missing a dynamic tubes give naturally, so I decided to stick with tubes. I was sold on the Fender Super-Sonic until, on a whim, I plugged into this thing. GREAT tone. I do see the drawback of the circuit board construction. More energy through the board increases the liklihood of failure, but televisions, which usually have higher Xformer and plate voltages than tube amps use them effectively, so it shouldn't be an amp killer. As far as construction, the clean channel has an issue that will require a return for repair, but my biggest complaint so far is that when the amp is switched on with the standby ON, it pops the fuse hidden in the power cord connector. I had to dismantle the amp (also no picnic) to find it. I also saw the effects loop as an issue. I use a Digitech GNX-4, and I have yet to find a configuration that doesn't suck. I'll be returning it to upgrade to the 212, replacing the cord connector with a circuit-breaker style input, possible adding a MIDI relay-array selector for the footswitch so my GNX can take over the footswitch capabilites, and possible swapping the speakers for Celestions. Overall, great bang for the buck.

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Would be great if it worked.

I played this amp several times at a guitar center and loved the tone. When I went to buy it, no one could find any that worked. They had 1 broken one, and...Read complete review

I played this amp several times at a guitar center and loved the tone. When I went to buy it, no one could find any that worked. They had 1 broken one, and 1 that had been repaired but still had issues. They called another guitar center that had 2, but 1 was a return and wasn't working well, and the other was a demo that wouldn't changed channels with the footswitch. They called another one far away, but they only had 1, and it had recently been repaired because of some noise issues. Never got to buy it. No wonder the price is so low.

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5.0

Problems That can be fixed

By Tylor Krebs

from Reno, NV

I bought this amp at guitar center, The reason i got it so cheap is because it didn't work. I was happy to find out that the 3.5 amp fuse above the power supply was burnt out. I latter found that the amp does that a lot with 3.5 amp fuses. I switched to 5 amp, and that still keeps anything internal from getting hurt in the amp. I love this amp to death. If you drive the clean channel with any distortion it gives the nicest deep tone. If this amp's on the clean channel and it pop's a lot it is not the caps, it is something to do with the cheap Audio plug-ins. Great amp!!! If you fix all the problems. Easy easy stuff.

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5.0

amazingly low priced tube amp!

By Cameron Fischer

from Fort Collins, CO

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I played this little beast today, and it is amazing for how inexpensive it is! It has a very smooth tube tone and the distortion channel gets a rather fat high-gain sound. I gave it a 7 on features because it lacks a lot of the stuff the at-100 head offers which in my opinion take it over the top. Things such as two separate distortion channels, and the rectifier selection switch. But this little beast packs a punch and is great for a practice amp, or for a hobbyist that does occasional gigs. GREAT for hard rock!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Low-Budget Tube Amp

By hendrix00

from Seattle, WA

I bought this amp about a month ago and was a little skeptical based on other reviews saying that it was prone to not functioning properly, but it arrived fine, and when I plugged it in I was impressed. This amp has great clean tone with lots of headroom. You can even plug it into 1 or 2 cabinets and really rock it! The distortion is pretty good, too. The "contour" and "low res" knobs add even more control to get tons of cool tones. It even has spring reverb! The only gripes I had were that I can't get the effects loop with level controls to function properly, but maybe that's just my stupidity. Also, the amp resonates a little whenever I play an A, I'm guessing that's the reverb tank. Overall, a killer value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp, Great Tone, Great Price

By Thedudewiththecoolguitar

from VA

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I bought this amp about five months ago with some money I made working over the summer. I needed something versatile and something cheap and something loud, and this amp does the job. The overdrive channel gets heavy enough to play most metal, but if you need this for some of the more "br00talz m3talz" then you might want a boost or an OD. The clean channel is great; I had heard some complaints about it but from what I can hear, it's completely articulate and well-rounded. Great amp for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds Good

By wtr4

from Louisville, KY

Took delivery of this amp four days ago and gigged with it two days ago. I'm very pleased with how this thing sounds and the "contour" and "low res" knobs are great features. The clean channel has plenty of volume and stays clean with no hair on it even at a high volume. Only downside is that the reverb does not work. The footswitch turns it on, but it's not there. I don't know to what I would attribute that but the box was a little beat up by the time it got to me. I'm confident that it is an easy fix. But overall, great amp for the money!

 
5.0

Great Amp

By Scream Aim Luke

from NY

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This is my first tube amp, I just received it today. Its VERY loud, on 1 my dad heard it from down the block. The distortion/OD is good but not great. I still need to find the setting that are perfect for me. Its VERY heavy, luckily it comes with wheelsI recommend the amp to anyone who needs great tone on a budget

 
2.0

Dud

By PLIg

from southern Utah

I was thrilled to find a tube amp with these features so cheap. But that all ended when I received it and plugged in. It made all kind of odd sounds that were not good. I called B52 and they said it was the preamp tubes. they sent me some replacement tubes but that made it worse so returned it and I am looking for something else.

 
5.0

Killer amp

By Wicked Arachnid

from independence,MO

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I purchased my b-52 about 8 months ago.I have to let you know I own the at-212 which is the 200w big brother that was discontinued for some wierd reason.Regardless its the same amp just more watts but it is the cleanest sounding amp and the overdrive is perfect for any style.the only problem i have is it is HEAVY I hate to have to move it, luckly it has wheels so that helps.Other than that it is great and extremely LOUD i cant turn mine up half way or me and others in the room will become deaf no kidding it would be great for gigs.If you are thinking about buying one don't think just buy it you wont go wrong.

 
5.0

Great amp for the price!

By Graybunch7

from Roseville, Ca.

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I love tube amps and this one seems to be a winner! It comes with caster for the ease of moving it around, thats a plus. It has plenty, and I mean plenty of distortion. If you play metal, it will work for you. Reverb doesn't seem to work at all but I think thats because of shipping-- somebody banged it pretty hard. Still considering returning it. Other than that, It is a perfect amp for your home, studio, or small gigs!! GREAT TUBE SOUND!!!

 
4.0

This amp...

By catchingjavelins

from Kentucky

is alright. It's nothing special. I got it for Christmas '06 and have been playing it since (getting ready to sell it.) I play in a Christian/Hardcore band and this amp just doesn't cut it. It does have wonderful clean and gain channels; but the gain is a little too "hissy." It would make a wonderful blues or classical amp, but with only 2 12" speakers, it lacks the bottom end ability to give a real "full" sound to what you're playing if you're playing lower notes.

 
5.0

Great!!!!

By shadowreaper

from NY

This amp is simply amazing, as far as sound goes. Don't listen to that other review that says it doesn?t have enough gain. At about 6 gains it has enough for serious metal. Anything more than that gets too fuzzy on any amp, and starts to sound bad. This is perhaps the cheapest tube amp, that?s not as basic as the valve junior, besides the valve king. The valve king sounds no where near as good though. The cleanliness is good, nothing to rave about, but a huge difference from the spider models that cost almost as much, and sound 10000000x worse. Most modeling amps simply can't stand up to the tube tone.

 
5.0

An Amazing Amp

By Rocker-Dr0dK

from Tomball, USA

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All I can say is wow!! This is an amazing tube amp. Every chord you play simply makes you want to play more. There are clean and ds. chanels. There is a pedal slot on the back and many other things that do not look ugly on the front. There is one very very little set-back. It is heavy. Very Heavy.

 
4.0

Not bad for the cash

By njineermike

from North Hollywood, CA

I have been playing for over 20 years. I usually play a vintage Orange OR-80, but nuked it, and needed a new amp pronto. I checked out Mesa, Vox, Fender, Marshall, Peavey, Diezel, you name it. I have played the "modelling" amps and felt they were missing a dynamic tubes give naturally, so I decided to stick with tubes. I was sold on the Fender Super-Sonic until, on a whim, I plugged into this thing. GREAT tone. I do see the drawback of the circuit board construction. More energy through the board increases the liklihood of failure, but televisions, which usually have higher Xformer and plate voltages than tube amps use them effectively, so it shouldn't be an amp killer. As far as construction, the clean channel has an issue that will require a return for repair, but my biggest complaint so far is that when the amp is switched on with the standby ON, it pops the fuse hidden in the power cord connector. I had to dismantle the amp (also no picnic) to find it. I also saw the effects loop as an issue. I use a Digitech GNX-4, and I have yet to find a configuration that doesn't suck. I'll be returning it to upgrade to the 212, replacing the cord connector with a circuit-breaker style input, possible adding a MIDI relay-array selector for the footswitch so my GNX can take over the footswitch capabilites, and possible swapping the speakers for Celestions. Overall, great bang for the buck.

 
5.0

Beast!!!

By Whiterabbit29

from PA

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Quite an incredible amp, I've played on several higher priced tube amps and this tops them (don't get me wrong it's by no means the best). 7 tubes and a low budget price, Extremely solid construction, but pretty heavy when compared to solid state. It has a beautiful clean, comparable to a fender tube, the distortion channel is perfect for classic rock and some alternative. Honestly I can't find anything bad about this amp, if your looking to by a tube amp for a good price pick this up!

 
3.0

1st impression was amazing then only went down hil

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have owned this amp for over a year now. I play any type of music from jazz to hardcore. This amp is loud yes but omg I can't stop the feedback. I even bought a wireless system to mabye help with that issue but even feet and feet away it wouldn't stop. Now I play a gibson studio guitar so I don't believe that it is the pickups. This amp was amazing when I first got it. I played in a band and only wanted loud gain and wrecking noise. But if you want to play something softer buy something else!

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I must admit I was a little weary about purchasing this amp. I have been playing modeling amps for years. I have no regrets. The tone and power of this little combo is outstanding. Just as good as any mesa or marshall combo that I have played. For a all tube combo you can not beat the price.

 
5.0

Great Amp at a great price

By PWC

from Los Angeles, CA

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Having compared this amp to the likes of Mesa Boogie F-50, Reverend Hellhound, Triple XXX, Peavey valve King, Epiphone Blues Custom 30 and Line 6 Spider 3, I am amazed at the quality of sound and the lack of marketing of this amp. It has all the great qualities of a boutique amp. Clean channel is loud and rich in tone and theres no ice-pick highs(much better than the Mesa Boogie!). Distortion can be thick and fat and SMOOTH or dialed in for a thinner grittier breakup, not fizzy or over grainy. It has great dynamics and tone. The speakers bass could be tighter. At times one needs to roll back the guitar volume knob to 5 to clean up the ton of distortion or roll the amps gain knob back to 3 if you want to bluesy. If your considering buying any of the amps mentioned in this review, you owe it to yourself to try this amp.

 
5.0

B-52 AT 112

By Les Paul Fever

from Gladys, VA

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I owned a grate half stack and after one week took it back and traded it for this. Best decision I ever made. I mean an all tube amp for this price. Don't assume anything because it's doesn't cost alot. This thing sounds great. I'm playing a gibson les paul studio plus throught it and it sounds awesome.The reverb could be alittle better. I did say just alittle better so don't let that keep you from getting this amp.Thats why I only gave it a 8 on features. After playing through this sweet box a solid state just won't cut it.If you have always wanted an all tube amp but thought you could'nt afford it this is what you've been waiting for. I also played through the A-T 212 and it's more suited for you metal heads, it has alot more gain.

 
5.0

Great amp!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've only had this amp for a short time so I am not exactly sure about the longevity of it, but so far I am impressed. Its basically the poor man's mesa boogie, it does not have all of the options of a mesa but its got a great rectifier tone. The clean channel is amazingly responsive and has great dynamics great for blues or anything on the lighter end of the spectrum of music. The distortion channel is great for leads however, like a mesa, it does not have a soulful lead like you would get from a marshall. The amp is voiced perfectly, my eq pedal did not do much for it; the just of it sounded about the same.

 
3.0

Would be great if it worked.

By mr.title

from miami, fl

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I played this amp several times at a guitar center and loved the tone. When I went to buy it, no one could find any that worked. They had 1 broken one, and 1 that had been repaired but still had issues. They called another guitar center that had 2, but 1 was a return and wasn't working well, and the other was a demo that wouldn't changed channels with the footswitch. They called another one far away, but they only had 1, and it had recently been repaired because of some noise issues. Never got to buy it. No wonder the price is so low.

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